Opposition to those running the Croatian Football Federation is increasing.
These are unhappy times for Croatian football, both on and off the pitch. With qualification for the European Championships now dependent on other teams, as well as results in the final two games against Bulgaria and Malta, the appointment of new coach Ante Cacic seems to have further galvanised opposition to those running Croatian football these days, with local people and businesses taking matters to the next level.
The problems of the Croatian Football Federation have already been covered on TCN with two excellent pieces by Mario Stancic and Dino Radja via Index, as well as a thought-provoking piece from our very own Danni Matijaca.
A new Facebook page, Bojkot (Boycott), is calling for the boycott of Zdravko Mamic’s team, formerly known as the Croatian national side. With more than 20,000 fans within 48 hours, the page has clearly captured the mood of the nation, and local businesses are playing their part, with the Nardona Republika Cafe in Sibenik posting the message above that it will be no longer showing games with the national team.
For a nation where football is akin to a religion, such actions demonstrate the depth of opposition to the current regime. Qualification for the European Championships, this is not an issue which will go away.
(Photo credits Bojkot Facebook page)